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Coach Across America RFP


Coach Across America (CAA) 2015-2016 Request for Proposals (RFP)

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CAA is funded through federal grants as well as multiple corporations and foundations interested in promoting youth development through sport.   CAA in Miami/Tampa is primarily funded by our corporation and foundation sponsored program which is known as PrivateCorps.  All applicants must meet the criteria of the CAA PrivateCorps program.


PrivateCorps Program: 

·         Coaches serve urban communities only.

·         The primary objective of this program is to have coaches provide youth sport-based experiences that focus on increasing physical activity and nutrition education to combat childhood obesity, as well as address areas of juvenile delinquency and/or educational enhancement.

Coaches can serve in the following slot types:

o   Half-Time: 900 hours

o   Quarter-Time: 450 hours


·         Coaches receive an End of Service Term Award upon successfully completing their term of service. The award is not regulated by the government.  Up2Us encourages PrivateCorps Coaches to spend the completion stipend towards educational purposes. 

·         Coaches provide direct service to youth as well as perform other program related responsibilities for the host site organization.



Host Site Eligibility Requirements



      Be a member of Up2Us and serve youth in low-income or underserved communities

      Provide experiences for coaches where they learn valuable work skills and develop an appreciation for civic engagement

      Use coach(es) to increase the number of youth served and/or quality of services provided

      Implement programming that encompasses elements of sports-based youth development

      Place coaches in at least one program that gives them the opportunity to work with the same group of youth consistently over a period of time.  The “CAA model” relies on coaches building relationships with youth over a period of time, thus the ideal program would include at least 25 total hours of time with the same youth (the more time, the better).  This can be in addition to other programs that are more of a “drop-in” or “indirect service” model.

      Designate a Host Site Supervisor dedicated to the supervision of CAA for approximately five hours per week.  Duties include: liaising with CAA staff, approving coach hours, and offering on-site support, supervision and guidance to each CAA coach.

      Recruit CAA coaches

      Participate in a Memorandum of Understanding Orientation prior to signing 2015-2016 MOU

      Complete CAA monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requirements (M&E trainings, PACER fitness tests, youth surveys, roster and attendance info, coach surveys, reflection logs, and host site supervisor surveys according to timeline outlined by Up2Us Center).

      Provide a Host Site Participation Fee to support program costs

      Provide proof of General Liability Insurance

      Allow coaches to attend all required Up2Us in-person trainings and opportunities

      Provide coaches with access to a computer to perform administrative duties 

      Be a drug-free workplace


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